obituary - Edythe Joan Ward

Obituary

Edythe Joan Ward

COPELAND - Edythe Joan Ward, 91, of Copeland, KS, died on Dec. 17, 2020 in Kearney, NE. She was born to Thad and Edythe (Nichols) Tyler on May 1, 1929.

On Dec. 7, 1949, Joan was united in marriage to Leonard Ward in Copeland, KS. The couple made their home in Copeland, KS, where they farmed and raised three children, daughters, Gayle and Peggy and son, Barry.

Joan is survived by daughters, Gayle (Ron) Pickel of Johnson Lake, NE, and Peggy Arvin of Las Vegas, Nev., and son, Barry (Victoria) Ward, Winfield, KS. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard, on Aug. 14, 2005.

Funeral service will be held at the Copeland Christian Church at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Visitation will be held on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 from noon to 8 p.m. at Swaim Funeral Chapel, Montezuma, KS. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Copeland Christian Church in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com .

Published on December 19, 2020